SECTOR : FINANCIAL
PROJECT : AL BAHR TOWERS – ABU DHABI
SERVICE : COMMISSIONING MANAGEMENT
The 29-storey twin skyscrapers, serving as the Abu Dhabi Investment Council’s headquarters and Al Hilal Bank head offices, have an external facade composed of 2,000 honeycomb-like elements, which are cooled with the world’s largest computerised façade. These open and close in response to the sun’s movement, helping reduce interior heat gain by around 50 per cent. An array of roof solar panels is also used to heat water.
The eco-friendly towers are one of the Gulf’s first buildings to receive the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver rating. They also came second at the Emporis Skyscraper Award – the world’s premier honorary event for high-rise architecture.
Core Emirates were appointed by Al Futtaim Carillion as their third-party Commissioning Management Company. We were responsible for the coordination and completion of all installation and commissioning activates including Factory Acceptance Tests (FATs) and the development and implementation of the Integrated Systems Test (IST), moreover we prepared all test documentation for onward submission to meet the LEED silver requirements.